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John Bruschini: As You Were

Read "As You Were" reviewed by Scott Andrews

New York City guitarist and composer John Bruschini, a long time sideman in Cecil Taylor's touring groups, offers nine original instrumental tracks of varying jazz and soft fusion styles played in a small band setting on his debut CD as a band leader, As You Were, including nylon string classical guitar and light electric jazz.The morose, nylon string guitar title track opens the record with a sluggish feel, despite lightning quick classical guitar passages in the vein of ...

ALBUM REVIEW

John Bruschini: As You Were

Read "As You Were" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Guitarist John Bruschini is perhaps best known for his long tenure with Cecil Taylor, as well as his association with some of New York's top avant gardists. So As You Were , his funky, soul-drenched new release on the Cathexis label, comes as somewhat of a surprise.

There's no questioning Bruschini's chops - he's definitely near the top of the crowded guitar summit. But unlike so many rock-informed electric guitarists, he can do more than just play a lot of ...

ALBUM REVIEW

John Bruschini: As You Were

Read "As You Were" reviewed by Jim Santella

The interfusion of jazz and rock music has long been regarded simply as fusion. The format remains the same as with mainstream jazz: unadorned melodies are followed by improvised variations or creative soloing. The melody is usually repeated at the end. Guitarist John Bruschini’s compositions follow those characteristic guidelines. MP3 sound bites for the title track and three other selections are available through the guitarist’s web site .

The title track, “As You Were," starts the album with a natural, ...


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